Dairy Free Alternatives

Dairy free - why you should switch

Most people who are dairy free have forgone cow's milk due to an intolerance or allergy. However, there is a group of individuals that subscribes to the principles of non-dairy out of choice and its numbers are growing.

As more people go in search of healthier lifestyles, dairy free products are seeing their popularity increase. But if you don't have an intolerance or allergy, why should you make the switch?

Our latest infographic takes a look at some of the myths surrounding cow's milk and a few of the great non-dairy alternatives you can try to help you live healthily.

There's a common belief that by getting rid of cow's milk from your diet, you leave yourself vulnerable to calcium and potassium deficiencies. What's more, it's also thought that by going dairy free, you are considerably restricting your diet.

However, anyone who has waved goodbye to cow's milk will tell you that this simply isn't true.

In our infographic we look at some of these myths and show that milk isn't the great calcium and potassium source it is believed to be. In fact, to get the right amount of calcium from milk you'd have to drink it in such a quantity that it becomes dangerous because of its saturated fats.

We then shine the spotlight on some of the dairy free milk alternatives available to help you choose the option that's right for you.

Substitutes for cow's milk include soy milk , coconut and rice milk , and almond milk . Not only are these free from the proteins that cause intolerances and allergies, but they have tons of health benefits on their own.

A serving of soy milk has around 46 per cent of your daily B vitamins
One serving of coconut milk contains a quarter of your daily intake of iron
A serving of almond milk has just 60 calories, helping with weight loss

If you're in search of a healthier lifestyle, this infographic can give you a few ideas about why and how you can get rid of dairy from your diet.



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